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Lunch with Jay Rayner

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jay Rayner and Michael Williams

He’s described a Gefilte fish dish as so leaden it could ‘pull planets out of alignment’ and wondered if a...

Roxane Gay

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Roxane Gay and Santilla Chingaipe

In addition to this conversation, Roxane Gay will be joining us for...

Chris Kraus

23 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Chris Kraus and Mel Campbell

Note: The time and venue of this event has been updated – please note the new details.

Colson Whitehead

24 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Colson Whitehead and Michael Williams

There is only one living writer whose work has traversed the subjects of slavery, poker, commercial...

Jay Rayner: The Ten (Food) Commandments

24 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Jay Rayner

The original Ten Commandments provide clear direction on murder, theft and adultery.

Ian Rankin

25 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Ian Rankin and Shane Maloney

Edinburgh, like Melbourne, is a City of Literature and home to a disproportionate number of brilliant...

Brit Bennett

25 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Brit Bennett and Emily Sexton

Debut novels announcing the arrival of fresh, young talents are often praised for their capacity to dazzle...

Nation, Clan, Self: Paul Beatty, Susan Faludi and Ivan Coyote in...

29 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Susan Faludi, Paul Beatty, Ivan Coyote, and Jane...

‘Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?’

Spoken Nerd: Criticism in Conversation

30 May 2017
The Wheeler Centre
Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, Stephen Metcalf, Dana...

What does it mean when we get our cultural criticism through our ears rather than our eyes?